Campaigners for Black Lives: Zellie Imani On Justice for Amani Kildea
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Today on Sojourner Truth:For our ongoing Campaigners for Black Lives series, six people have died in recent hangings across the U.S., including the hanging death of 20-year-old Amani Kildea in Morris County, New Jersey. His death has been ruled a suicide, but community members are not convinced. Justice for Amani Kildea is now circulating. Our guest is Zellie Imani, a Black Lives Matter activist, organizer, journalist and educator based in New Jersey.The President of Mexico is set to visit Donald Trump today. So, who is using whom? Is Trump using the Mexican President to garner votes among Latinos in the upcoming presidential election? What is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador risking with this visit? What, if anything, do the two presidents have in common? We speak with Jose Luis Granados Ceja, a writer and photojournalist based in Mexico City. He previously worked as a staff writer for teleSUR and currently works on a freelance basis. His stories focus on contemporary political issues, particularly those that involve grassroots efforts to affect social change. He often covers the work of social and labor movements in Latin America.For our weekly Earth Watch, a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and other Indigenous groups. On Monday July 7, a district court ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down pending an environmental review and be emptied of oil by August 5, 2020. We speak with Joyce Braun, the Keystone XL and No DAPL organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Episode 72 of Real Black News features Jersey activist and teacher Zellie Imani sharing the truth about the school system and what parents need to know, his #NJShutItDown fight against racism at Predominantly White Institutions and the push for free college tuition for black and indigenous students. Zellie also breaks down reasons behind the anger of some black men. Other show topics include updates on Puerto Rico and the Nia Wilson trial in Oakland. This week’s “Black Wall Street Report” with Jatali Bellanton provides tips on intellectual property and patents.
Zellie Imani is a writer, educator and organizer. He is also a co-founder of the Black Liberation Collective, a Black youth Collective dedicated to transforming higher education through unity, coalition building, direct action and political education.Connect with Zellie on Twitter or Instagram.Sign up for Andre's Hope & Hard Pills Newsletter at his website. Catch up with Andre on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook.A huge thank you to Corey Leak for being a guest host on this episode! Connect with Corey on Instagram and Twitter and check out his podcast Existential. Of course, this podcast couldn't happen with out the support of our wonderful patrons! Click here to become a patron of the Hope & Hard Pills Podcast on Patreon to support our work and gain access to exclusive content.A special thank you to our Collaborators on Patreon:Ahren Samuel, Allison Chang, Anne Shaneen, Anne Tomkinson, Donna Lynn, Janet Elsbach, Jason DeMeo, John Tomkinson, Michaela Doelman, Mike McHargue, Mikel Ellcessor, Rebecca Williamson, Regina-Wink Swinford, Samantha Ham, Scott Unger, Stephen Matlock, The DeWilde Muthiahs. Music: Supa Dred II (Wake Up) & It Doesn't Have To Be This Way by Andre Henry
I speak with Zellie Imani of Paterson about his passion for teaching, how he became a Black Lives Matter activist, and the student debt crisis. —— FOR MORE ABOUT 2BD and all things related follow @royalttwo on Twitter and Instagram or go to royalthomas2.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Eric talks one-on-one with Zellie Imani, a teacher, activist, writer, entrepreneur, and candidate for political office. Zellie talks about his work organizing Black Lives Matter protests; the role of social media in building audiences and movements; how his activism is compatible with his teaching work and political ambitions; and how he stays positive even as he protests social injustice. Zellie is a force to be reckoned with, and there's a lot to be gleaned from this episode.